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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,001 People

    I really do feel like I'm battling it.

    I'm putting up a good fight. My education and career are absolutely on the right track. I can be positive in public, but as soon as I'm left alone with myself the battle begins. This is the one time in my life that I should not feel depressed. Things are going right except for...
    theoneleftme theoneleftme 22-25, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm so jealous of people

    and their lives and how happy they are. They seem to be able to overcome obstacles and be happy. I'm so jealous of people who have families who are proud of them and aren't unfair and overprotective. Families who really love them. I'm super jealous of those people in a...
    cutecrazy05 cutecrazy05 22-25 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    "Carnivore" - Starset All my life they let me

    know How far I would not go But inside the beast still grows waiting Chewing through the ropes Who are you to change this world? Silly Boy! No one needs to hear your words. Let it go. Carnivore! Carnivore! Won't you come digest me? Take away everything I am. Bring...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Black-and-white. That's all she can say.

    Everything she looks that, everyone she comes into contact with, everywhere she goes, just black-and-white. Yes or no; is or isn't, good or evil. Never in between. That kind of thing doesn't exist. Gray is in a color in her mind. She can love or hate. Never at the same time. It...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It's like I'm meant to be depressed.

    . I enjoy sports and working out = knee injuries I can't do sports so I turn to gaming = weight gain and carpal tunnel I want to succeed = depression and laziness says otherwise Eyes are my favorite and a very appealing feature to me = my eyes suck and have gotten 4 surgeries...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I’m not crazy. I’m not dumb.

    I don’t want to die, but I often feel like I want to take my own life. I am not dangerous to anyone but myself. I don’t need to be taught a lesson. I don’t need to be ridiculed. I don’t need to be taken advantage of because I am vulnerable and reach out to the wrong...
    FadingStar17 FadingStar17 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    vineman vineman 18-21, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    TheBlackGuyDidIt TheBlackGuyDidIt 18-21, M 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I'm finally going back to work

    after I've been off for 5 days. Of course it feels like the hardest thing ever. All I've done is sleep. All I want to do is sleep. What is life?
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I'm 14 years old and my entire life I have

    suffered with anxiety but in the past year or so it's gotten A LOT worse along with the starting of my depression. My dads an alcoholic and my parents just got divorced which is a reason why my depression/anxiety has gotten so much worse... a couple weeks ago my mom took me to...
    lachica12100 lachica12100 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    I seriously can not take life right now.

    .. Why is it that when I finally open myself up a bit, it always goes wrong. It's such a waste of time everything. I don't want anything on this world anymore. I'm done.
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I feel so alone i just don't know what to do

    anymore i just feel like the world would be better off if i was not here i feel so worthless and useless just a waste of space like i can do nothing right i was unfriended by 100 people today and i don't know why i do not know what i did but i would not be surprised if i did...
    SophieeChapman SophieeChapman 18-21, F 2 Responses 58 mins ago

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    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 37 Responses Aug 28

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I'm not sure this is a world I belong in

    anymore. I'm not sure that I want to wake up.
    AngieM12 AngieM12 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To be honest if it wasn't

    for my friends and family, I would have ended my life a long time ago without thinking twice about it. I hate living for some reason, it's strange because I don't have much to be upset about but I still cry myself to sleep most nights. The only reason I'm still here is for the...
    Glo59 Glo59 18-21, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 36 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I've got an exam and a concert today.

    I hate choir. I hate exams. I hate competitions. I hate it all. It all feels like judgement to me. Like by getting involved I give people the right to judge me, to tell me what's wrong and what's right. Even on this site, just posting up stuff on here. Someone is going to be a...
    kwellanique kwellanique 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I feel so empty. No one notices

    that I'm dead inside. I know a lot of people hide it with a smile on their faces cause it's easier that way. Looking for a way out is much easier than finding your purpose. It's hard to feel nothing.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    There r like 5 year olds depressed now

    and r on medication. My little cuzin just turned 6! Somethin is wrong cuz thats not rite.
    Ashlee344 Ashlee344 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I don't know why I am here tonight,

    confessing to a room of strangers. Sure they've wondered in the darkness like I have, but can they understand me? Now I've been alone most of my life. The people I talk to, I set up mental barriers to stop them for getting to know me. I stay alone, trapped in my apartment, I...
    Darkenedwounds Darkenedwounds 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I feel like I'm all alone in the world,

    surrounded by hundreds of people all day long, yet I'm drowning so fast. I have no one to reach out to but maybe someone here will hear my cry for help, before I make a horrible mistake again.
    ashthenerd ashthenerd 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm so fed up with my feelings.

    Not too long ago, I was happy after accepting my refusal to every try to commit suicide... Yet, here I am again starting the same thing all over again because of how alone college makes me feel ???
    iAmuHinamori iAmuHinamori 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I read the fault in our start yesterday

    and couldnt help it that I feel the same way that Hazel Grace does Im a grenade. I did not have sucky lungs or pneumonia , however there have been countless times where I felt alone , hopeless, abandon and weak and often I was tempted to end my life for fear of dragging people...
    shazmn shazmn 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    How can you get rid of depression without

    anyone knowing you had it and without going back into it because the issues in life thats making me depressed are still there and have been since i was a child, im now 23. I tried anti depressants which made me a really ill at the start like there suppose to do and then i went...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I've accepted it. I've accepted everything.

    I'm not the person I want to be, so it's time to accept who I am as a person. I give up, I'm done. I'm a lazy, weak child trapped in a grown man's body. I overvalue myself, and like to think I'm a good person. I've always worn a mask, so desperate to fit in somewhere, never...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm ugly, I'm a loser,

    I can't talk to anyone without ******* up somehow. There are no good qualities about me, only flaws. Lots and lots of flaws. Nobody loves me, and my family, ex boyfriend and "friends" prove that. I wonder if I end my life, would anyone even CARE?
    UNLOVED97 UNLOVED97 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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